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From Berkeley to Boston, YCT Rabbis Rally for Israel
November 16, 2023
We were overjoyed to join the 290,000 in attendance at Tuesday’s March for Israel. Over 100 YCT rabbis and their communities and students from across the country came to stand in solidarity with Medinat Yisrael and to strengthen the American Jewish community.
Rabbi Ben Berger (’09), Vice President for Jewish Education at Hillel International, estimated the participation of 3000 college students and Hillel professionals.
Among them were:
Rabbi Gabe Greenberg – 150 students – Penn University
Rabbi Ari Weiss – 100 students – Cornell University
Rabbi Aaron Portman – 75 students – Ohio State University (pictured above)
Rabbi Jonah Winer – 40 students – Brown University/Rhode Island School of Design
Rabbi Dan Epstein – 800 students – George Washington University
Rabbi Seth Winberg – 50 students – Brandeis University
During these unprecedented and most challenging times we particularly acknowledge and honor the extraordinary work of our campus rabbis. May they go, with their students, from strength to strength.
Over 20 YCT-led communities were present. Among them were:
Rabbi Hody Nemes – 75 congregants – Skokie
Rabbi Steven Exler – 120 congregants – Riverdale
Rabbi Jon Leener – 2 bus loads of congregants – Brooklyn
Rabbi Aaron Finkelstein – 70 congregants – Chicago
Rabbis Yerachmiel Shapiro, Eli Finklestein – 225 congregants – Baltimore